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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Mexican Food Site! These are the top ten articles that your Mexican Food Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Basic Red Chile Sauce - Salsa Pasilla
A classic table condiment, this salsa is essential to any Mexican cook's repertoire. This recipe is not difficult to make and its ingredients are easily sourced. The result is versatile and offers the authentic and rich flavor of the pasilla chile, one of Mexico's most popular chiles.

2. Rustic Salsa Verde Recipe
A hot salsa recipe that is bursting with rustic goodness. Plus a little background on one of Mexico’s most important ingredients, chile. Salsas or sauces are a fundamental part of Mexican food and this rustic salsa will likely become one of your go to condiments.

3. Calabacitas - Zucchini
"Calabacitas", a popular Mexican zucchini dish with as many versions as there are cooks. This version of calabacitas is ideal for the seasons when fresh corn is not available. It's an easy recipe with bright, flavorful results.

4. Fideo - Mexican Pasta
In the realm of comfort food, Mexico's " sopa seca de fideo" or more colloquially called "fideo", reigns supreme. An easy to make dish of brothy, noodles with a special umami that children and adults crave.

5. Wheat Flour Tortillas
A fundamental of the Mexican kitchen, the other tortilla, not corn but wheat flour. With its own history and flavor, sometimes it's the tortilla you crave.

6. Chia Seeds - Ancient Superfood
Newly popular chia seeds have an ancient origin and have never lost appeal in their native Mexico. This recipe gives a closer look at the seed and a tasty way to introduce them into your diet and Mexican food repertoire.

7. Nopales - Cactus Paddles
Cooking with cactus may be daunting to cooks because of its prickly nature, but the leaves, or paddles, of the prickly pear cactus are an ancient food that still delivers loads of potential to cooks, it's versatile and delicious.This article offers the basics for cleaning and preparing nopales.

8. Day of the Dead Bread
Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday is a major holiday with families and friends celebrating and remembering the dead. It is a food holiday and this sweet Day of the Dead bread is a holiday favorite.

9. Caesar Salad - Lime and Hominy Style
The Caesar salad owes its fame to a US immigrant from Italy, who prospered with a restaurant in Mexico. Inspired by Caesar's Place's 1924 recipe this version pays homage to the salad's history and the place with a pair of ingredients reflecting where it all happened, Tijuana Mexico.

10. Lard - Fatback or Leaf
Lard is coming back into use, but not hydrogenated mass produced lard. Rather lard from pasture raised animals. Easy to render, pure high quality lard is a secret weapon in preparing Mexican food and a return to an authentic ingredient that will make your food memorable for its deliciousness.



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